SSE addresses sustainable seafood meeting
9 December 2020
SSE driving changeIncreased disclosure of ESG information has been the longest-standing objective of the SSE. In September 2015 when the SSE launched its Model Guidance on ESG Disclosure for exchanges, fewer than one third of stock exchanges around the world were providing guidance on reporting environmental, social and governance (ESG) information for their markets. More than half of the world’s exchanges have now published guidance. Currently SSE has two working groups developing guides on how derivatives exchanges can contribute to sustainable development and to assist stock exchanges in promoting adoption and implementation of the recommendations from the FSB Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). The SSE’s research pillar aims to support a better understanding of the key sustainability issues facing stock exchanges and provide decision-ready data and best-practice examples to assist exchange leaders in their sustainability efforts. Research compiled by the SSE initiative is provided free of charge as a public good and is available on the SSE’s website, through publications, and via interactive online databases.
About the SSE
The SSE initiative is a UN Partnership Programme organised by UNCTAD, the UN Global Compact, UNEP FI and the PRI. The SSE’s mission is to provide a global platform for exploring how exchanges, in collaboration with investors, companies (issuers), regulators, policymakers and relevant international organizations, can enhance performance on ESG (environmental, social and corporate governance) issues and encourage sustainable investment, including the financing of the UN Sustainable Development Goals. The SSE seeks to achieve this mission through an integrated programme of conducting evidence-based policy analysis, facilitating a network and forum for multi-stakeholder consensus-building, and providing technical assistance and advisory services.